For apartment blocks, tall buildings and multiple dwellings (eg. cluster of villas, terraced houses, farmhouses). Projects need to showcase how the residential development is designed with high indoor/outdoor amenity space and accommodation standards. The project needs to showcase how it is contributing towards a successful streetscape and the wider urban settlement. This award will not assess the interior design/layout of any single dwelling.
- Submissions can only be made by a local warranted Perit or a practising firm of architects;
- The projects must have been approved by the Planning Authority after the 1st January 2017 and built, completed and commissioned by the end of November 2022.
- The project may contain a minimal commercial component within the building.
Compulsory Entry Requirements
- Documentation on innovative solutions that were used within the project which raised accommodation standards for the occupants;
- What measures were taken to reduce the project’s overall environmental impact and how well were those measures carried out;
- Photos of the building in its wider context, showing how the project has positively contributed to its surroundings (before and after);
- Photos of the completed project.
- Form: Through its materiality, shape and detailing, is the residential project clearly recognizable and relevant through its response to its site, audience and intent?
- Function: Does the design positively contribute to making the project work well for the intended use, including for its client, users, and the public at large? What indoor/outdoor amenity spaces have been included to ensure a quality of life for its occupiers?
- Impact: Does the building have a positive impact on its context and allow it to respond better in its relationship to its surroundings
- Environmental consideration: What active and passive means were used through to assure more efficient use of energy and minimise negative impacts on the ecological environment?
- Innovative: does the project have originality of concept and thinking? Has the project taken a fresh approach? Does it work to improve existing practices? Does it push material and conceptual boundaries?